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Entertainment Guide – June 20, 2015

Tuesday recitals
The Degollado Theater opens its doors each Tuesday for the free classical music series Martes de Musica y Opera. No tickets are sold nor is there numbered seating. Just turn up before the performance and grab a seat. The quality is always high, and the theater will often fill up.  June 23: Masterworks from Russia, France and Mexico. Featuring Konstantin Ziumbilov on violin and Lorenzo Sanchez on piano. Composers include Shostakovich, Lobato, Ravel and Saint-Saens. June 30: Cliff Jackson is back  to accompany singers interpreting more works from famous operas and Broadway shows. Bernstein, Verdi, Donizetti, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ponce, Bizet, Massenet, Gounod, Handel, Puccini, among others.
Teatro Degollado, Tuesdays, 8 p.m. Free

Dance on Wednesdays
Free modern dance shows put on by talented groups on Thursday evenings.
Teatro Alarife Martin Casillas (Prolongacion Alcalde 1351), Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Free

Thursdays at the Palace
Instead of politicians arguing, see free recitals in Guadalajara city hall’s council chamber.
Palacio Municipal de Guadalajara (next to Guadalajara cathedral), Thursdays, 8 p.m. Free.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Summer season kicks off with the fifth installment of the 2015 Tchaikovsky cycle, overseen by orchestra director Marco Parisotto. Alexandre Da Costa returns to perform on violin.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, June 19, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 21, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Unity: the Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson
A tribute show whose creator Tony Succar says combines the soul of Michael Jackson with the essence of Latin sound. Featuring Cuban American singer and songwriter Jon Secada.
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, June 20, 8 p.m. 30001,500 pesos.

Backstreet Boys
Hard to believe this boy band was formed 22 years ago,
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, June 27, 8 p.m. 340-1,420 pesos.

Young Folk Dancers
A performance by the Ballet Folclorico Infantil de la Universidad de Guadalajara – the folk dance stars of tomorrow.
Teatro Diana, Sunday, June 28, 6 p.m. 100-250 pesos.

Taylor Eigsti Trio
U.S.jazz pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti is joined by bassist Harish Raghavan and drummer Eric Harland for the next concert in the excellent Jazz at Lincoln Center series sponsored by the University of Guadalajara. A child prodigy, Eigsti performed with jazz pianist Dave Brubeck for the first time when he was 12. Aged 31, he has recorded seven albums and been nominated for two Grammy Awards.
Teatro Vivian Blumenthal (Tomas V. Gomez 125), Thursday, July 2, 9 p.m. 200 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
In a concert titled “Russian Brillance,” acclaimed Russian pianist Alexei Volodin interprets Prokofiev’s concerts numbers 1 and 3. The concert will close with “Petrouchka” by Igor Stravinski, a work famed for its energy and inventiveness.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, July 3, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 5, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

Rock of Ages
Stylish 1980s glam rock show from Mexico City returns for two encore performances.
Teatro Diana, Friday, July 3, 7 and 9:45 p.m. 200-600 pesos.

The Beatles
The Orquesta Sinfonia Juvenil de Guadalajara performs music by the Fab Four.
Auditorio Telmex, Saturday, July 4, 8 p.m. 150-400 pesos.

Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra
Marco Parisotto will conduct “Rhythms of Mexico and the Spain of Albeniz,” featuring Korean Wonny Song on piano. The concert will later be performed at the prestigious Musica Maru festival in Busan, South Korea.
Teatro Degollado, Friday, July 17, 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 19, 12:30 p.m. 110-200 pesos.

All You Need is Love
Tribute to The Beatles by local bands, headed by Azul Violeta. A benefit for the Nariz Roja children’s charity.
Teatro Diana, Thursday, July 23, 7 p.m. 250-450 pesos.

Disney On Ice: Frozen
Another Disney epic brought to the stage and interpreted by professional skaters/dancers.  
Teatro Diana, August 7, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; August 8, noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m.; August 9, noon, 4 and 7:30 p.m. 250-750 pesos.